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No deals to be signed during Modi's visit to SL: President

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations and no bilateral agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka next week, President Maithripala Sirisena has said.

"No agreements will be signed during Prime Minister Modi's visit. I am aware that disinformation is being spread on social media on the Indian premier's visit," President Sirisena said yesterday, addressing a gathering at Ottamavadi in eastern Batticaloa district.

He said Modi is visiting the country only to take part in the celebrations marking the UN 'Vesak Day', which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.

Modi is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week to take part in the celebrations to be held in Colombo from May 12 to 14 to mark the Vesak event.

"I appeal to people not to be misled by false stories that India would acquire areas in our country through agreements," Sirisena said, amid reservations among Lankans over the proposed deal with India to jointly operate the strategic oil storage facility at Trincomalee port.

Workers of Sri Lanka's state-run petroleum company last week held a strike to protest the proposed deal with India to jointly operate the strategic oil facility.

The government has announced plans to strike a deal for a joint venture with India to develop the World War II oil tanks.(PTI)


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  • JAN Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:37 AM

    How can we Trust anybody in YAHAPALANAYA because some people already done Mass scale Economic Sabotage via DM Android App

    Shan Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:46 PM

    PM Modi will come to have a cup of Ceylon Tea.

    Saman Sunday, 30 April 2017 07:53 PM

    Already signed in India during the PM last visit. Nothing else to sign anymore.


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